Dr Andrew S. Wills -

Research site

Dr Andrew Wills -

Research site


Magnetism has always challenged accepted scientific understanding, demonstrating new physical properties and couplings. Our research explores different aspects of magnetism within a chemical context.

Current projects include using representational analysis to characterize the complete set of symmetries of magnetic structures and displacive structural transitions in crystalline solids; developing analysis tools and protocols for the study of magnetic neutron diffraction data; developing polarized neutron scattering techniques to determine unpaired spin (magnetization) density maps in powders and nano-particles; the synthesis and study of new and known frustrated magnets using laboratory and neutron scattering techniques. 


Research pages for the magnetism group


Frustrated magnetism, quantum frustration, magnetic structures, kagome magnets, spin glasses, anomalous Hall effect (AHE), valence bond analysis, charge ordering, neutron scattering, SARAh, VaList